Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed an influx of emails into your inbox, from businesses banging on about their new regulations and T&Cs. As annoying as these emails can be, they’re actually super important for protecting your data online.

These emails are being sent due to the new regulations being put in place – called GDPR.

 

What Is GDPR Compliance?

On May 25, 2018, new regulations will go into place within the EU regarding data collection. You can view the complete overview here, but here is the simple version:

Basically, what GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) does is protect users, who enter their details, from unauthorised data collection. If your website is collecting and storing data, the individual providing the information needs to be aware of it and also give permission before you actually collect their info.

There is also one other thing. Along with providing permission to collect data, the new rules require you to give users access to their data, if they wish to view it and have it removed if requested.

 

How Can I make my website GDPR Compliant?

There are a number of things we recommend to having your website compliant with GDPR…

Tick Box on Forms
The first thing you need to look at is adding a way for users to agree with you collecting their data. The easiest way to do this is by adding a required checkbox to the forms of your website. By doing so, people can only submit their details by agreeing to your terms and conditions.

Requesting Data
It’s not only the agreement side of things, which are changing. GDPR also requires that users are able to request access to their data at any time. To handle this, we recommend keeping your database up-to-date and ensuring your comply if any subscriber asks to view or even remove themselves from your database.

Privacy Policy
Lastly, you need to ensure your privacy policy is amended and works alongside the GDPR regulations. Your privacy policy also needs to be easily accessible. We recommend adding this to the footer of your website.

 

Seems like a lot of work, can somebody do this for me?

We understand how busy you are as a business owner, and completing the above may seem like a job you’re dreading. But it’s essential for your business and – if not done – could end up putting you and your business in hot water.

To solve this, we are offering all current clients a GDPR Package. This package includes:

  • New agreement checkbox added to all of your forms.
  • Custom Privacy Policy created for your business.
  • Privacy Policy added to your website

 

The price for this package is £249, or you can spread this cost into two instalments of £125.

Avoid possible disciplinary and get your GDPR package now, by emailing us: support@startupactive.com

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